This month's Third Friday Durham is particularly packed with events, with the 6-9pm block of time being a complete logjam. You'll inevitably have to make a decision on which events to attending during the block, and The Socialite is here to help that at least be an informed decision. In no particular order, here we go!
Drawn to Clay: Vessels Emblazoned @ Claymakers - Claymakers presents a special exhibition of the works of some of North Carolina's most talented potters and ceramic artists, with a focus on their artwork that has been "emblazened" onto the surface of the pottery/ceramics. If you've never been to Claymakers before, they also provide classes, studio areas, retail sales, supplies and clay firing services.
An Evening of Public Healing @ Golden Belt - North Carolina artist Amanda Burr will be opening her new exhibit "Public Healing" in Building 3. She explores the connections between the natural world, cultural imagery, spirituality, suffering and humor. There will even be an on-site shaman to help guests on their quest for meaning. On the second floor of Building 2 will be a sound installation by Khristian Weeks, a transient blend of aural events. In Building 6, learn to dance Nia, which is a conglomeration of the dance, martial and healing arts. A strong contingent of the Durham's Epicurean Motor Pool will be present, including OnlyBurger and the Sabor Taco Truck.
Jacqueline Nielson Opening @ Joe Van Gogh - Jacqueline will have select oil and watercolor paintings on display.
Scrap Quilts: Creative Reuse Across Generations @ Scrap Exchange - In the Scrap Exchanges' Green Gallery, Ruth Warren will be teaching a historical lesson in creative reuse, looking at scrap quilts. There is a story behind each quilt square, a piece of history that can be incorporated into a new quilt to keep the story alive for the next generation.
Alisha Arneth Paintings @ Durham Central Market - Using acrylics and oils on canvas, Alisha presents are of the inner world, playing in the subconscious. She was schooled in art for three years in Israel, has shown work on the Jersey Shore, and now calls Durham her home.